Quote:Thanks for the suggestion. I care about the optics. For DSO which one is better? 16" seems to be better, but is 15" discovery made better? Also I care about weight and setup. Which one is easy?
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Quote:Used 15" Obsession. About the same price as either of those new. A whole 'nother level of mechanical quality.Regards,Jim
Quote:The Lightbridge is a commercial scope, it's a good one but if you look around you will see people do modify them quite a bit. The base is particle board, the scope is steel with steel (I believe) truss tubes. The mirror is BK-7 rather than Pyrex...
Quote:16" Starfinder $800 or best right now too. Really the used Discovery scopes are true bargains right now if'n ya ask me.